NightFox™ Pro Series
Electronic Photocontrols

A Closer Look at NightFox™ Pro Series Photocontrols

The Sky Is The Limit

Balancing efficiency, durability and innovation, the Intermatic NightFox™ Pro Series offers municipalities, utilities and co-ops a new level of customization with photocontrols.

Long Lasting Accuracy

Users can look forward to having the essential benefits of photocontrols, specifically long-lasting and accurate sensing of dusk and dawn, while keeping precise control of outdoor light fixtures.


What’s more, the Customizing Specifier (LED), Select (EK) and Standard (ELC) grade photocontrols within the NightFox™ Pro Series allow municipalities to meet a wide variety of application needs and budgets without sacrifice.

Built to Grow
With Your Needs

NightFox™ Pro Series Photocontrols are designed to withstand the test of time:

  • Maintenance-free installations with a control solution tested and warrantied to match life expectancy of LED fixtures
  • Made for 10- to 20-year life with capabilities like zero-cross switching technology conformal coated PCB assemblies and 2, 6, 8 A electronic ballast/LED driver ratings
  • Tested at full load to 5, 10, and 15 k ON/OFF cycles with NEMA 410 in-rush load abilities
  • Extended warranties that validate our testing by backing products with up to 12-year warranties

Heightened Performance

In-rush currents can impact electronic ballasts and LED drivers differently than traditional loads.

In practice, electronic ballasts display a much higher in-rush current with LED drivers than what’s produced from switching traditional tungsten and magnetic ballast loads.

Normally, short in-rush currents can peak as high as 100 times the nominal operating levels – significantly decreasing the life of a switching device. However, the NightFox™ Pro Series Photocontrols have been tested at full load with NEMA 410 in-rush load capabilities.

Using zero-cross switching technology, the NightFox™ Pro Series helps minimize the impact of high in-rush currents. The zero-cross is the rapid point where there is no voltage present. In AC power supply, where the voltage is represented by a sine wave, this usually occurs twice during each cycle.

Decreased relay currents occurs when zero crossing technology monitors the AC supply voltage curve and timing the switching to happen as the AC voltage level passes through zero volts.

Why compromise?
Intermatic can customize to your exact need.


ELC - Standard Grade

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6-year limited warranty, 10-year life expectancy, 2 A LED driver rating, 5,000 plus ON/OFF switching cycles

EK - Select Grade

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10-year limited warranty, 15-year life expectancy, 6 A LED driver rating, zero-crossing technology, 10,000 plus ON/OFF switching cycles

LED - Specifier Grade

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12-year limited warranty, 20-year life expectancy, 8 A LED driver rating, zero-crossing technology, 15,000 plus ON/OFF switching cycles

All colors available meet ANSI 136.10 Standards.


Meeting and Exceeding
Industry Standards

NightFox™ Pro Series Photocontrols offer protection to typical, enhanced, or extreme electrical transients as laid out by ANSI C136.2.

  • ELC model safeguards applications against 6kV/3kA surge events or a typical level per ANSI C136.2
  • EK and LED models provide protection for increased levels per ANSI C136.2
  • Customers have the option of setting an extreme level of protection at 20kV/10kA transients per ANSI C136.2 – by requesting a larger 1020J MOV component

Lab testing to ANSI C136.2 requirements confirms that, in addition to using the proper MOV component, other relevant electronic components and designs adequately meet typical, enhanced or extreme levels as labeled by ANSI C136.2.

Reliable, Cost-Effective Solutions

Intermatic’s relays are powered to switch only at the zero-crossing point – extending relay contact life without depending on the rated contact current or the quality of the light fixture manufacturer.

Available Custom Options


Model Series

Choose the base model that best meets the application.



Select the enclosure type and sensor mount location.


Voltage Ratings

Two voltage ranges accommodate any supply power configuration.


Fail Mode

Select ON/OFF to ensure safety and security or avoid wasted burn time.


Load Ratings

Tested under tungsten, magnetic ballast, electronic ballast/LED driver loads.


Light Activation Levels

Adjust the activation level from 1.0 to 8.0 foot-candles with any ON/OFF ratios


Surge Protection

Photocontrols feature 510J MOV surge protection per ANSI136.2-2015 standards


Cover Colors

Customizable colors to denote voltages per ANSI C136.10 guidelines or to meet other preferences



Receive quantities you need according to your replacement schedule

Reliable, Customizable, Cost Effective Solutions
to Meet All of Your Specific Needs


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